Tape Recorders - page 2

are any of you using, have used, or planning on using a tape recorder for you classes and what size do you have? how has it worked out for you? i am planning on using one.... Read More

  1. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by ecbusybee
    we're allowed to record the lectures. that's why i bought a digital (tapeless) voice recorder (pogo ripflash 128m - $150 @ amazon). it's capable of recording 8 hrs straight in 1 session. when i get home, i then transfer the audio files directly to my computer for playback. i even uploaded the whole lecture to the internet for my classmates to play the audio - online. the digital file is encoded in mp3 format. the recording quality is very good. hope this helps...

    busybee
    welcome and how thoughtful of you to share with your class mates!
  2. by   ecbusybee
    Hi Stepanie,

    You may send me an email at ecbusybee@yahoo.com if you need more info about the digital voice recorder. I'll let you listen to a sample audio file that I recorded in class. Our AC in the classroom is quite noisy but it still picks up my professor's voice acceptably clear. I put the recorder in the front seat (center) . With this recorder, you can fast forward, rewind, pause just like any regular cd player. You can even use this electronics device as mp3 player to play songs that you download from the internet. Isn't it cool? I think it's reasonably cheap considering the features. My classmates download my audio files from the internet and upload to their portable mp3 player for playback, some of them just use their home computer.
    Here's the link to amazon.com with customer reviews. Hope this helps...

    BUSYBEE
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...290366-1630365
  3. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by ecbusybee
    hi stepanie,

    you may send me an email at ecbusybee@yahoo.com if you need more info about the digital voice recorder. i'll let you listen to a sample audio file that i recorded in class. our ac in the classroom is quite noisy but it still picks up my professor's voice acceptably clear. i put the recorder in the front seat (center) . with this recorder, you can fast forward, rewind, pause just like any regular cd player. you can even use this electronics device as mp3 player to play songs that you download from the internet. isn't it cool? i think it's reasonably cheap considering the features. my classmates download my audio files from the internet and upload to their portable mp3 player for playback, some of them just use their home computer.
    here's the link to amazon.com with customer reviews. hope this helps...

    busybee
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...290366-1630365
    you are kind! thanks, i will check the site out.
  4. by   GPatty
    I just use one of those little mini size ones and hook headphones up to it when I listen.
    The headphones block out any other noise going on, and I can listen with ease to my lecture again!
    I like it, but if I'm trying to take notes again....it takes soooo long. That's my downfall, so I usually highlight in my book while I'm going also...
  5. by   Debbie5
    As stated in another thread, I used mine. It is a Sony. Uses microcassettes 90 min. I found that I needed to sit in the front of the class(we had a large group lecture). I plan to use it again for A&P. Great to refer back to.
  6. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by debbie5
    as stated in another thread, i used mine. it is a sony. uses microcassettes 90 min. i found that i needed to sit in the front of the class(we had a large group lecture). i plan to use it again for a&p. great to refer back to.
    debbie, i received a hand sized sony cassette-corder with speed control and 90 minutes tapes as an early birthday present. i am going to give it a try for the first semester along with taking hand written notes and hightlighting the book. the mini-taper recorder i have, does not work good.
  7. by   Mkue
    originally posted by lpn,future, rn
    debbie, i received a hand sized sony cassette-corder with speed control and 90 minutes tapes as an early birthday present. i am going to give it a try for the first semester along with taking hand written notes and hightlighting the book. the mini-taper recorder i have, does not work good.
    stephany, that is the exact same tape recorder that i have !!, does yours have a mic that can be pulled out a little bit? for farther away voices?

    nice gift !!
  8. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by mkue


    stephany, that is the exact same tape recorder that i have !!, does yours have a mic that can be pulled out a little bit? for farther away voices?

    nice gift !!
    marie, i don't see where i can do that on the one that i have.

    mine is equipped to add an external mic.
  9. by   peaceful2100
    I don't like re-listening to the whole lecture because I rarely have the time. So what I do during the lecture is I make sure I listen really well and anytime there is something I don't quite understand or did not quite hear then I put a star in that particular section of my notes that way when I come home I can rewind to that particular section and listen to the sections that I feel I did not understand. It works wonderfully for me.
  10. by   Love-A-Nurse
    "i don't like re-listening to the whole lecture because i rarely have the time. "


    i know what you mean about time. i thought i might listening while i am preparing dinner or doing a household chore...in between the studying...if this makes sense.
  11. by   Vsummer1
    I found the tapes were excellent for my A&P, but for other classes the instructors wouldn't let us use them or the acoustics didn't work out. I listened to them so much my friend said she learned by osmosis! Every time I would drive my car they were on.

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